ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Cutting carbs is a diet technique that is alive and well.
What happens to your body when you eliminate the bread, pasta and potatoes?
Katie Lambert, a registered dietician with Barnes-Jewish Hospital joins Fox 2 to talk about the top 5 things that happen when you pass on the bread.
- You lose water weight
- Cravings subside- Opting for fiber-rich whole grains, though, can keep blood-sugar levels from plummeting to prevent cravings
- Risk of heart disease and diabetes goes up or down- Whole grains can improve blood-cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes
- Energy levels drop- Since carbohydrates are your body`s preferred fuel source, all of your cells slow down without a healthy supply
- Workouts suffer- Decrease your levels of your body`s stored carbohydrates, and your ability to produce force and power will decrease